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Strong Two-Club Bid VI


West

2 D
3 H!
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
2 C
2 H
4 H
South
Pass
Pass
AP
Board 1
None Vul
S A 6 4
H 8 6 3
D 8 6 5
C A 10 8 6
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 E
4 E
5 E
6 N
7 E
8 S
9 E
Lead
C Q
C J!
H A
H K
S 3!
C A
S Q!
S 9
H Q
2nd
3
5
2
4
2
H 9
K
7
C 7
3rd
8
6
5
7
J
4
5
6
10
4th
2
H J
6
3
A
K
4
10
8
W L
0 1
1 1
2 1
3 1
3 2
4 2
4 3
5 3
6 3
S J 8 7 5
H 10 7 5
D J 4 3
C K 5 3
TableS Q 10 3
H A K Q J 9
D A K Q 2
C 2
Bidding

Play
Defense 
Opening 2 C & response
Rebid by responder
Delay drawing trumps
Make declarer ruff
S K 9 2
H 4 2
D 10 9 7
C Q J 9 7 4
4 H by East9 top tricksClaim the restmade 4 -420


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
AP
North

2 C
2 NT
3 H
East
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
South
Pass
2 D
3 D1
3 NT!
Board 2
N-S Vul
S A K J 6
H A K
D K J 10 6
C K J 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 W
7 N
Lead
S 4
C K
C J
D 3!
D 6!
S 3
D J
2nd
2
10
6
7
8
A
4
3rd
9
3
Q!
10
5
8
H 4
4th
J
5
8!
2
Q
H 3
A
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
4 1
5 1
5 2
S 9 7 5 3
H 10 8 2
D A Q 7
C A 8 5
TableS Q 10 8 4
H Q J 5
D 9 8 4 2
C 10 6
Note 1
Bidding
Play

Defense 
Jacoby transfer bid
Opening 2 C & response
Overtaking play
Pursue extra chance
Holdup play
S 2
H 9 7 6 4 3
D 5 3
C Q 9 7 4 3
3 NT by North5 top tricksWin 4 more tricksmade 3 +600


West

Pass
Pass
Pass
AP
North

3 D!
4 H
5 C
East

Pass
Pass
Pass
South
2 C
3 H
4 NT
6 H
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K Q
H J 9 8
D K 7 6 5 4 3
C 6 2
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 S
4 N
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 N
Lead
S 10
D A
H 2!
S K
D 4
H 6
D 5
H 7
D K
2nd
Q
8
4
3
S 4
S 8
S 6
S 9
C 5
3rd
2
3
8
D 2!
H A
9
H K
J
C 3
4th
A
Q
3
5
9
5
10
S 7
J
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
S 10 9 8 5
H 4
D J 10 9 8
C A 10 8 4
TableS J 7 6 4 3 2
H 5 3
D Q
C Q J 7 5
Bidding

Play
 
Opening 2 C & response
Blackwood convention
Avoid enemy ruff
Set up dummy’s suit
S A
H A K Q 10 7 6 2
D A 2
C K 9 3
6 H by South11 top tricksWin all the tricksmade 7 +1010


West
2 C
2 S!
4 NT
5 NT
6 S
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP
East
2 H
3 S
5 D
6 D
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Board 4
Both Vul
S 6
H K J 10 7
D Q 8 6 2
C Q 7 6 2
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 S
4 W
5 W
6 E
7 W
8 E
9 W
10 E
Lead
C 2
H 3!
D 5
S A
H 8
H 4
S 7
H 6
S 8
H 9
2nd
10
J!
A
6
10
D 3
C 6
D 7
D 6
D 9
3rd
J
2!
2
2
A
S 5
10
S Q
K
C 4
4th
A
Q
4
4
5
7
3
K
9
D 8
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 1
8 1
9 1
S A Q J 8 7 5
H 8 3
D A K
C A K 4
TableS K 10 2
H A 9 6 4 2
D J 4
C 10 5 3
Bidding

Play

Defense 
Opening 2 C & response
Blackwood convention
Set up dummy’s suit
Duck to retain entry
Choose lead vs slam
S 9 4 3
H Q 5
D 10 9 7 5 3
C J 9 8
6 S by West11 top tricksClaim the restmade 6 -1430


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